13th-16th May 2012 | Delft (Netherlands)
The conference will look at the increased interdependency of cities, in environmental, social and economic terms; and the patterns of interaction between them. It examines the implications of this for regional governance, as well as the potential it offers for the development of regional clusters and networks. Such networked cities and regions face challenges of coordination and blurred boundaries of competence, with consequences for transparency, accountability and legitimacy of decision-making.
The RSA welcomes papers that consider these issues in relation to the development of smart, sustainable and inclusive places (the three dimensions of the Europe 2020 Strategy), with a deadline for Abstract submission of 10th February 2012.